Pennsylvania

Water Infrastructure Asset Management
Pennsylvania
Intro

Pennsylvania offers incentives to encourage the adoption of asset management including bonus priority ranking points and up to $25,000 for asset management planning through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority.

MentorAPM in
Pennsylvania

MentorAPM Master Asset Libraries help utilities jump start their operations and maintenance (O&M) plans with catalogs of asset data like condition scores and asset strategies.

Did you know

Pennsylvania’s water comes from several river basins. The three largest are the Delaware, Susquehanna, and Ohio River Basins. The Delaware River Basin provides drinking water to 15 million people and contributes $25 billion annually in economic activity.

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State Asset Management

Opportunities and Obligations

Funding

  • Up to 5 priority ranking points can be assigned to systems with an active asset management plans.
  • Up to $25,000 is provided for asset management planning by the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority.
  • All drinking water loan applicants must answer asset management questions in the Capability Approval evaluations.

Regulatory

  • To receive a permit, all new CWSs are required to develop a business plan. All CWSs are required to develop an operations and maintenance (O&M) plan and prepare a system map to support the asset management.
  • AM questions are included in the Sanitary Survey.

Assistance

  • Asset management training includes the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s (PA DEP) web-based training course and the Environmental Finance Center’s in-person workshop.
  • The Operator Outreach Assistance Program provides on-site training to develop asset management plans; shared during PA DEP inspections, technical conferences, consultations, and other means. A TMF self-assessment tool with multiple AM questions is available.
  • The Outreach Assistance Provider Program provides on-site operational services to to help water systems develop an asset management plan.

Other

  • PA DEP plans to develop a list of all systems needing an asset management plan to target water systems for attending AM trainings and receive technical assistance.
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